An off-duty police officer from Essex Police has died following a road traffic collision on Thursday 17th December.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. At this stage, we will not be naming the officer and would ask anyone commenting to respect the privacy of his loved ones”.
The officer was riding a motorbike on the A414 through Writtle, Chelmsford, at around 13:55 hours when it was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.
No arrests have been made.
Essex Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the collision or who has dashcam footage, to contact them via 101 quoting reference 572 of 17th December.
BJ Harrington, Chief Constable of Essex Police, said:
‘A sad and difficult time for all within Essex Police. Our officer was well-loved and respected & his team are devastated’.
‘My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones & friends at this time’.
Got a story, blog or video? Please email our team, in complete confidence, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to follow us on Twitter for more news, blogs and videos.
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories & videos which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services & NHS by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' back in 2018 was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services & NHS which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of you, our readers.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.